Flood Warning Info - River Rother at Etchingham

Area Description

Etchingham, including areas along the railway east and south of the village.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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There are no Flood Warnings currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Warning

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Flood Warning History

Number of historic Flood Warnings that have previously been recorded for this area:
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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area

  • We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
  • Each Flood Warning may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Warning table above.

Flood Warning issued on 6 Mar 2020 02:23
River Rother
River levels have now begun to fall between Crowhurst Bridge and Etchingham following the heavy rainfall experienced yesterday. Water levels are currently below the level we would expect to directly contribute to property flooding and the flooding conditions experienced yesterday evening are now improving. The rainfall has cleared the area so we do not expect flooding to get any worse. However, flooding to land and roads is expected to continue in the area into Friday morning. We are continuing to monitor the situation closely from our incident room and have been working closely with our partners. Please continue to remain safe in this area and avoid contact with flood waters. We currently anticipate that this Flood Warning will be removed by 10am this morning, 6 March.


Flood Warning issued on 5 Mar 2020 19:47
River Rother
River levels have risen as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property is imminent. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 3 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety and avoid contact with flood water and remain safe in the area of concern. This message will be updated by 6am tomorrow morning, Friday 6th March, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 21 Dec 2019 12:25
River Rother
As a result of heavy showers overnight and through the afternoon rivers levels have remained persistently high. A further band of rain is forecast overnight Saturday 21/12/19 into Sunday morning. River levels will rise through the night and are expected to peak in Etchingham in the early hours of Sunday morning. Residents should remain vigilant. We are checking rivers to ensure they are free from blockages. This message will be updated as conditions require.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Dec 2019 21:30
River Rother
Levels between Crowhurst Bridge and Etchingham have now peaked and will continue to decline overnight. Further showers are forecast overnight but these are unlikely to result in any significant increase in river levels. This message will be updated by 6am on Saturday 21 December or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Dec 2019 11:02
River Rother
Following persistent heavy rainfall, levels in the River Rother have risen and are continuing to do so. Rainfall is tailing off today, 20/12/19 and a period of dry weather is expected between now and Saturday morning, 21/12/19. Flooding of property in and around Etchingham is a distinct possibility within the next few hours, it is anticipated that river levels will continue to rise through the afternoon as this morning's rainfall feeds through the catchment. Further rainfall is forecast to fall Saturday morning and into the evening and river levels will respond. We are monitoring the situation and our staff are patrolling the catchment to check for debris and clear blockages.